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PhD Thesis: Julian O’Kelly: The Development of Evidence Based Music Therapy with Disorders of Consciousness

PhD Thesis: Julian O’Kelly: The Development of Evidence Based Music Therapy with Disorders of Consciousness

This thesis develops the evidence base for music therapy in the assessment of awareness in disorders of consciousness, or vegetative and minimally conscious states.

Last modified: 05.03.2014

The Development of Evidence Based Music Therapy with Disorders of Consciousness by Julian O’Kelly

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The thesis comprises a PhD by publication with three published peer reviewed papers, the last of which is freely available in open access format.

Paper I: O'Kelly, J., & Magee, W.L. (2013). Music therapy with disorders of consciousness and neuroscience: the need for dialogue. Nordic Journal of Music Therapy. 22(2), 93-106.
doi: 10.1080/08098131.2012.709269

Paper II: O'Kelly, J., & Magee, W.L. (2013). The complementary role of music therapy in the detection of awareness in disorders of consciousness: an audit of concurrent SMART and MATADOC assessments. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23(2), 287-298.
doi:10.1080/09602011.2012.753395

Paper III: O'Kelly J., Magee, W.L. James, L., Palaniappan, R., Taborin, J., & Fachner, J.  (2013). Neurophysiological and behavioural responses to music therapy in vegetative and minimally conscious states. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7:884. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00884
Available on an open access basis.